UDL Connect

UDL Connect is an excellent online community dedicated to providing discussion forums on Universal Design for Learning. Great resource for those learning about UDL, identifying grass roots work in UDL assimilation, and the group is populated by a good cross section of stakeholders.



Live in VA and have transportation needs? Live elsewhere and want to see what’s happening in VA? Check out…Community Transportation association of Virginia

Project 10

Check out Florida’s Project 10 for great Transition resources! Keep in mind that even if you don’t live in Florida, the information and strategies may be transferable for your state or situation.

Special Needs Educational Apps

Short post tonight! Check out the EASYSTAND Blog for the Complete Guide to Special Needs Educational Apps!



This week, Transition Practitioners from all over Pennsylvania are meeting for the 2012 Transition Conference. So in honor of my PA peeps, I’m sharing the PYLN info.


PYLN is a group of youth leaders from all over PA who work to build self-determination and leadership and promote independence, education and a life well lived. PYLN youth leaders present at local, state and national conferences and provide technical assistance to other states which are developing similar youth leadership activities and networks.



Conover Company

Conover CompanyConover Company has excellent research based assessment tools covering areas like; Functional Skills and Social/Emotional Learning. Their work in mobile technology is awesome. I frequently use the Conover Company iPad Apps – there are 4 FREE Sampler programs:

The Education Blog and Corporate Blog provide resource and dialog opportunities.

TONS of great info on this site. Yes, there is a cost to much of their assessment offerings, but having used several, I would recommend.

“App”tivities in Education

Going through a few files on my computer today and I found this gem. Apptivities in Education

Here’s a snippet from the Table of Contents…

Resources on Finding & Evaluating
Document sharing and storage
Time Management & Teacher/Administrative Resources
Text to speech
Speech to Text Voice Recognition Apps
Mind Mapping (organizing thoughts for writing)
Speech Production/Articulation
Occupational Therapy
Switch Use
Early Childhood
Organizational/Time-saving Strategies
Life & Social Skills
Switch Interface
And more!

~Compiled by Maureen Melonis, M.N.S., CCC-SLP, Senior Instructor, Director, Assistive Technology Partners, University of Colorado Denver www.assistivetechnologypartners.org